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History Week

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About History Week - 1-9 September 2018

The theme of Life and Death includes stories about life’s milestones and how different cultures come to terms with death. How do we commemorate people’s lives and what do rituals and burial practices reveal about our relationship with and understanding of life and death?

History Week will investigate how death has been feared, used as a form of punishment and shattered communities. It will also show how communities have rebuilt after loss, shared stories across generations and inspired remembrance and creative expression.

With over 100 events across NSW, History Week is about celebrating the best in community and professional history, highlighting its role in our cultural life and inviting people to get involved.

During History Week, community groups, local councils, libraries, archives, museums, universities, cultural institutions, professional and amateur historians across NSW open their doors to present the latest in today’s historical research – fascinating stories, artefacts and experiences about both our past and ourselves today.

Some of last year’s events included:

  • Passion for Fashion: 60’s Style Exhibition - Port Macquarie Museum
  • Castaways: Reunion and Retrospective – Sea Acres
  • The Story of the Wauchope Regents Theatre – Wauchope District Historical Society
  • Historical Courthouse & Innes Ruins: A Digital Retrospective – Port Macquarie Library
  • Secrets of Laurieton: Historic Walking Tour – Camden Haven Historical Society
  • Historic Roto House – NPWS
  • The Wollongbar Experience – Mid North Coast Maritime Museum 

To find out more about History Week visit historycouncilnsw.org.au/history-week.

This page was last updated on: 05 April 2018